|There are many good maps which show the way to our B&B but the best is perhaps found on Google Maps. All you need to
do is click on the address below and you will be taken straight to it:
Google Map for Barbara's B&B Windsor
Coming to Windsor
There are two "Windsor and Eton" stations.
Riverside Station has a direct service from Waterloo and is best if you want to come from Stations to the South and South East
of London, including Gatwick Airport (change at Clapham Junction).
Central Station has a shuttle service to Slough (it takes 6 minutes). Slough is on the main line from Paddington and it is the best
route from Eurostar, the West and Wales, the East and all of the North and Scotland
Walking and Taxis from the Stations
Riverside Station (from Waterloo) is about 15 minutes walk away, assuming light luggage. The station is the one furtherest right
on the map at the top, as you leave the station you walk straight ahead following the road round to the river bank. Keep on Barry
Avenue, past the Hawker Hurricane on a pole, under the railway and left into Vansittart Road. Turn right into Maidenhead Road
and we are 30 yards away. There are normally Taxis outside the station and the cost should be £5 - £7 depending on the time of
Central Station is nearer (10 minutes walk) but remember you have to change trains at Slough (coming from both Paddington or
the West). The quickest and easiest route is to turn immediately left as you get off the train and go down the lift or the steps into
the coach park. Keep the railway on your left, take the same exit from the Park as the Coaches into Alma Road and turn right
into Arthur Road. At the next lights (250 yards) the road name changes to Maidenhead Road and we are on the right.
To get a taxi from Central you have to turn immediately right as you get off the train and past the shops and cafes to the High
Street. There is a taxi rank on the far side of the road under the Castle, fares will also be £5 - £7.
Taxis from the Airport
If you are flying into Heathrow, just simply picking up a London Black Cab can be very expensive. They are allowed to charge
£35 for going outside the M25 Motorway (and they do, plus whatever is on the meter). Even though this was brought in for
journeys from Central London when there would be no chance of a return fare, an eight mile journey from the airport to Windsor
can cost you £50 - £55 as a result. The alternative is to phone one of the local "mini-cab" firms from Windsor they will meet you
at an appointed location inside the terminal and charge you £20 - £23 (always ask).
So when you arrive at the airport (as soon as you can) phone 01753 858888 for 5 Star Taxis or 01753 841414 for Windsor Radio
Cars . Tell them where you are in the arrival process and they will know how long it will take to get outside. As you are working
on a fixed price, there is no benefit to wandering around Windsor with their meter running. You can try Uber but the price tends
not to be fixed, just an indication, so if the motorway is slow your bill goes up.
Buses from the Airport
Bus route 8 operates up to every 30 minutes, providing direct services from Heathrow Terminal 5 Journey time is up to 1 hour.
To reach us you need to stay on the bus until you reach the Windsor Boys School stop about 50 yards past the B&B (the stop
sits directly in front of the school astroturf sports pitch).
Alternatively bus route 2 operates up to every 30 minutes, from Windsor town centre and Slough Bus Station.You want to get off
at the same stop (the first stop in Windsor, the bus will cross the river, go down the off ramp, then will turn left towards the Town
Centre and immediately stop). You walk a further 50 yards along the road on the left and reach us.
It is also possible to use National Express Buses to Heathrow to and from many parts of the country
Buses from London
The Green Line bus from Victoria (number 702) stops at the same stop as above. They start on Buckingham Palace Road (Stop
Knightsbridge Barracks, stop KF
Royal Albert Hall, stop K3
Kensington Olympia, stop D
Hammersmith Road, Latymer Court, stop XC
|Windsor Castle from the Brocas Meadows
Getting Out of Windsor (including day trips to London)
1. To Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Back to the roundabout under the relief road, third exit towards Slough. At M4
roundabout turn right (third exit) then M4 east to the Airport Spur. Clearly signposted for hire/rental car return (all main brands).
The journey to Heathrow varies depending on the time of day - outside the rush hour it can be 20 minutes but in busy periods
you should double that.
2. To Terminals 4 and 5. As above but take M25 south then off at first junction (T5) or second junction (T4) and follow the
3. To London – as above but keep heading east on M4 (20 miles). Parking tends to be expensive and the Congestion Charge
applies in Central areas weekdays until 1800.
4. To the north and east – either M25 then M1/A1(M) or M11. Alternatively, two junctions west on the M4, then the A404(M)
and A404 to the M40 for Birmingham/M42/M5/M6
5. To the south, Gatwick and Folkestone/Dover – M25, then M3 or A3, M23 or M26/M20
1. Central Station – shuttle to Slough, then London Paddington or the West Country. Paddington is most convenient for the
London shops (Harrods, Oxford Street and Regent Street) plus the museums (British, V&A, Natural History and more). Times
vary depending on connections at Slough but can be half an hour but you will need to add a bus or tube journey.
2. Riverside Station – London Waterloo via Staines and Clapham Junction. You can walk to a lot of the London main sights
from Waterloo (London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Covent Garden, Tate Modern, the Globe
and even St Pauls and the Tower if you like a longer walk). The trains take 55 mins but are direct.
Train tickets can be cheaper if booked in advance (try www.trainline.com). For London buy a Travelcard which gives you
buses, tubes and trains. It is much less expensive after 0900.
Go to the stop 50 metres right as you leave the B&B for Airport buses:
Bus route 8 operates up to every 30 minutes, providing direct services between Windsor town centre and Heathrow Terminal
5. Journey time is up to 1 hour.
Alternatively bus route 2 operates up to every 30 minutes, from Windsor town centre and Slough Bus Station. From Slough to
Heathrow there is bus route 7/N7, operating every 10 minutes. Total journey time is up to 1 hr 15 mins.
It is the same stop for the number 702 Green Line bus to London Victoria which goes hourly. Apart from convenience at this
end the bus stops near to Kensington Palace, the Albert Memorial and the Royal Albert Hall, the West London Museums, Hyde
Park and Buckingham Palace plus passes a short walk away from Harrods.